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Peat Action Monadhliath – update

The results of our collaborative peatland restoration project in the Monadhliath are now becoming evident.  In total, we have treated 1,234ha of land in the past 7/8 months – an amazing effort by all the organisations involved.  Here is an example of the outcomes on one of the estates from a distance, and close up.  The site used to be a dry peat flat with deep, dry gullies…
March 8, 2019
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Deer monitoring on Scotland’s National Nature Reserves

We started a program of laying out transects on some of SNH’s NNR’s this week.  With it being so snowless, we would not have expected to be able to work at the top of Creag Meagaidh but did.  Normally, it would be covered in ice climbers at this time of year. On the way to work later in the week I came across this freshly killed roe deer, yet another…
February 14, 2019
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Major survey in the Cairngorms

This month we started Phase 1 of a major new project with the Cairngorms & Speyside Deer Management Group.  It involves measuring deer occupancy and deer impact levels across the major woodland areas north and south of Aviemore, on the west side of the Cairngorms.  In the first phase, we are working with the RSPB at Abernethy and with Rothiemurchus estate, alongside SNH at Dell Wood.     In the…
April 24, 2018